About Us

Staff members of The Rapp Funeral Home, Inc. are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Bernadette L. Rose
Funeral Director

Bernadette is a 2001 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown, Pa. She graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2004 receiving a diploma in embalming and funeral directing and an associate degree in Specialized Business. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Point Park College focusing on professional studies in funeral service. Bernadette came to The Rapp Funeral Home in 2006 and began her internship in 2007 under Thomas D. Turner, IV. She received her Funeral Director License in 2008.

Bernadette resides in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside area and attends St. Bartholomew Parish in Penn Hills. For the past three years she has donated time to the work of the St. Bartholomew Parish Festival. Bernadette is a member of the Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and Green Burial Pittsburgh. She was recently a fund raiser for Oakmont area children with Muscular Dystrophy and now spends time as a volunteer with Gateway Hospice.